The News

William Ray Rogers

First responders answering a report of a fence fire on Calder Avenue in Beaumont made a grisly discovery Feb. 24, reports the Beaumont Police Department. Firefighters and officers working to douse the blaze found the burned body of a deceased male, who reportedly lived behind some buildings in the 2300 block of Broadway Street.

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Synthetic cannabinoids  - Mad Monkey, etc.

Officers conducting a traffic warrant roundup in Lumberton got more than they bargained for when serving a warrant on one man on Feb. 23, reports Lumberton Police Chief Danny Sullins. According to him, not only did the officers find the man they were looking for during the stop, they also discovered 140 packages of what they believe to be synthetic marijuana.

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A 32-year-old Orange, Texas man has been sentenced to federal prison for child pornography violations in the Eastern District of Texas, announced U.S. Attorney John M. Bales Feb. 24.

Jason Ryan Bickham pleaded guilty on Sep. 17, 2014 to possession of child pornography and was sentenced to 120 months in federal prison Feb. 24 by U.S. District Judge Thad Heartfield.

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Blaize Lacase (left) and Justin Brown

Two men were arrested in Orange on Feb. 20 after they allegedly tried to sell methamphetamine to an undercover officer, reports the Orange Police Department.

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Jasper County Sheriff Mitchel Newman issued a press release Feb. 20 to warn local residents to be wary of callers impersonating sheriff's deputies who are reportedly telling people they are calling in reference to tax returns.

According to the release, "The Jasper County Sheriff's Office is not a representative of the IRS or any other dept collector."

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